New interactive coronavirus map reveals risk of catching Covid in your local area

A NEW interactive map can now help predict your risk of catching coronavirus in your local area.

It comes as cases continue to rise across the UK and deaths hit their highest daily toll since May, with 367 fatalities and 22,885 new infections in the last 24 hours.

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The interactive tool shows how risky your area is when it comes to Covid infections
London is shaded in orange while outside of the city is a lighter shade – meaning it is riskier to attend events in the capital than outside

Check your local area on the map HERE – clicking the Global Risk Estimate tab (second left)

The online tool allows you to zoom in and by hovering over your local area you can get an idea of your percentage chances of catching Covid-19.

The global map also shows risk levels across the US and Europe. If you want to search your area, click the second tab – Global Estimates – to bring up the UK map.

The country is all colour-coded depending on the level of risk, with red the highest risk in places like Nottingham and Manchester.

The orange is medium with places such as London and Coventry.

Only a few areas are shaded in a pale yellow and this includes some places in Wales as well as the Isle of Wight and Cornwall.

The Interactive Covid-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool, was put together by virus modellers and experts at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

When you zoom in on different areas it shows the risk level of attending events of different sizes.

Areas such as Nottingham are shaded in red as they hold more risk


Risk level is then estimated between 0 and 100 per cent.

The risk can be broken down to your local authority and looking specifically at London areas such as Newham, in East London, have a risk level of 55 per cent.

According to Public Health England (PHE) data, Newham currently has 149 cases per 100,000 people.

The area currently sits under Tier 2 restictions.

Comparing this to an area in Tier 3, such as Manchester, and the map reveals that the risk goes up significantly.

The map states that the risk level in Manchester is 94 per cent, Manchester currently has 489.1 cases per 100,000 of the population.

Other areas with high case numbers include Nottingham, which the map tool says has a 98 per cent risk.

The map shows that areas such as Cornwall have less risk – they are shaded in yellow
In contrast to Cornwall – Manchester is completely in the red

PHE data states that Nottingham has 464.4 cases per 100,000 of the population.

The Isle of Wight, which has the lowest level of Covid cases in the country has a risk level of just 14 per cent.

The experts behind the tool states that the map provides interactive context which allows people to asses their risk of catching Covid.

They state: “Precisely because of under-testing and the risk of exposure and infection, these risk calculations provide furher support for the ongoing need for social distancing and protective measures.

“Such precautions are still needed even in small events, given the large number of circulating cases.”

The team have compiled interactive maps for both the US and the UK.

The data used to source the maps comes from the government’s coronavirus dashboard.


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